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Trinity College Dublin

Ph.D. Research Studentship sponsored by EU

Closing Date: 
June 10, 2010

Applications are invited for a funded Ph.D. position in the Centre for Health Informatics (CHI), Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG), School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin. CHI has a history of world-class research in electronic healthcare records, and is now principally interested in clinical decision support, especially in general practice. KDEG enjoys a world-class reputation in the areas of knowledge driven information systems and intelligent systems. The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record (first class primary degree or a postgraduate qualification, e.g. M.Sc.) in Computer Science, or related discipline. They will be highly motivated, with strong communication skills and a demonstrated proficiency in software development. All candidates must be fluent in English, and have good writing skills.

In addition the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Probabilistic reasoning (Bayesian networks, causal probabilistic networks, etc.)
  • Rule-based systems (e.g. Drools, Jess, etc.)
  • Agent-based technologies
  • Web-services technologies
  • Excellent Java programming skills
  • Experience in any of the following would be beneficial:

    • Clinical decision support systems
    • Clinical knowledge representation, clinical coding
    • Electronic health care records, OpenEHR
    • Industrial/Academic Research

    This full-time Ph.D. position is for three years duration, starting in September 2010 and is supported under the EU FP7 TRANSFORM project The successful candidate will have their academic fees paid in full, and will be awarded a tax-free annual stipend of 18,000 euro.

    Applications that do not satisfy the requirements listed below will not be considered. Applications must include:

    • A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability for the position
    • A complete CV
    • Full academic transcripts
      • Undergraduate and Postgraduate if appropriate
      • Translated to English if necessary
    • English language certification if English is not your first language
      • Required: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent

    Closing date for applications is 11th June 2010.

    Please send applications via email with Subject Line "CHI Research Ph.D. Position" to: Jean.Maypother at